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Poblano Chicken Quesadillas with Cholula Ranch

These Poblano Chicken Quesadillas with Cholula Ranch are so good and easy to make! These are a great tex-mex meal!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12 Quesadillas
Calories 257kcal


  • 3 whole chicken breasts
  • 4 whole poblano pepper seed removed and sliced
  • 3 small yellow onions peeled and sliced
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt reduce by half if using table salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lime juice
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter for frying
  • 12 10in flour tortillas
  • 2 cup white cheddar shredded
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup Cholula Hot Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Melt coconut oil and stir in cumin, chili powder, coriander, salt and garlic powder.
  • Add sliced poblanos and onions to a large baking dish. Place chicken breasts on top and pour coconut oil and spice mixture over everything. Squeeze lime juice over top. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until chicken breasts are cooked through.
  • While chicken is cooking, make the Cholula Ranch by whisking together the ranch and Cholula. Set aside or store in fridge is making ahead of time.
  • Shred chicken breasts and return to baking dish and toss with onions, peppers and juices.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Working with two tortillas at a time, melt a pat of butter of coat one side of tortillas. On one half of each tortilla, place a small amount of cheese then layer with chicken, peppers and onions and then another small amount of cheese. Fold tortillas like tacos over chicken and cheese mixture and let cook for about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortilla is golden brown on the outside. Flip and cook until other side is golden brown. Continue until all quesadillas have been made.
  • Slice each quesadilla into thirds and serve with Cholula Ranch.


Sodium: 1071mg | Calcium: 166mg | Vitamin C: 8mg | Vitamin A: 536IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 113mg | Cholesterol: 37mg | Calories: 257kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Fat: 24g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 6g | Iron: 1mg